Pecan Sandies are a buttery, nutty, chewy cookie that is anything but basic and loaded with flavor. Simple to make and incredibly delicious.
- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup finely chopped pecans
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Reduce the speed of the mixer to low and add the flour, salt, and mix well.
Add the egg yolk and vanilla extract mixing until combined.
Add the chopped pecans and mix on low until incorporated.
Form the dough into 1-inch small balls (1 tablespoon) by hand, place on the prepared baking sheet.
Gently press down to flatten and form each cookie.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until cookies are set and the bottom has lightly browned.
Allow cooling for 5 minutes on baking sheet before removing to cool on rack completely.
Store in airtight container at room temperature.
Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1.3mg